College football picks, schedule: ATS predictions, odds for the top 25 matches in Week 3


While the SEC, Big Ten (and possibly Pac-12) have yet to kick off the 2020 college football season – and 16 games have already been canceled or postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including a trio of high level games. week – the sport takes place on Saturday with a handful of key matches during the third week. Included is a showdown between the top 25 newly ranked ACC AP teams with two of the top 10 national teams in action.

Miami (FL) No.17 to Louisville No.18 is the main prime-time game, although the day will open with the Oklahoma State No.11 being tested by Tulsa. No 23 Appalachian State will have a rare opportunity to play a network game when he takes on Marshall at noon, and No 1 Clemson and No 7 Notre Dame are in action.

Let’s take a look at the biggest games on the schedule on Saturday, as well as our picks and predictions for what will happen in those contests. Our college football experts at CBS Sports picked each game both straight and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your picks before kick-off. Every hour in the East

Tulsa at # 11 Oklahoma State (-23) – Noon on ESPN: I’m going to give this to Philip Montgomery’s schedule: They don’t give up and could make life difficult for a team that neglects them. I just don’t know if quarterback Zach Smith and Co. has what it takes to win as a massive dog on the road. Could they cover? May be. Ranked teams haven’t been amazing against the spread so far in 2020. But I think Oklahoma state is showing it’s not on par with Iowa State and the other teams. of the Big 12 who struggled in the second week. Pick: Oklahoma State U23 – Ben Kercheval

South Florida at n ° 7 Notre Dame (-25.5) – 2:30 p.m. on USA Network: If there’s one thing I took away from Notre Dame’s performance against Duke last week, it’s that while Kyren Williams seems like the real deal, this offense just doesn’t seem very explosive. This makes it hard to trust her as a favorite of this size. It also doesn’t help that Kyle Hamilton’s safety was compromised during the game, and I can’t be sure about his health this weekend. Additionally, while the South Florida attack didn’t light up the scoreboard last week, it’s worth noting that three of the team’s four touchdowns were scored in the first half before the reservists are not sent in force. So I’ll take the points here. Picks: South Florida (+25.5) – Tom Fornelli

N ° 23 Appalachian State (-4) at Marshall – 3:30 p.m. on CBS: While I’m a big fan of what the defensive-minded Doc Holliday did at Marshall during his tenure, they come up against a potential buzzsaw in an Appalachian State team with an average offense. by nearly 39 points per game a year ago. and fires star quarterback Zac Thomas. Yes, the Mountaineers got off to a slow start against Charlotte last week as the Thundering Herd absolutely dominated FCS Eastern Kentucky, but unless there are some unexpected downs, Appalachian State brings the better team. I like that to something -4 or better for App State, but I wouldn’t go higher considering he’s on the road and Marshall is a tough opponent. Choice: Appalachian State -4 – Adam Silverstein

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La Citadelle at n ° 1 Clemson (-45.5) – 4 p.m. on the ACC network: It’s difficult to use last week’s result against USF as a data point of comparison, given the Bulls’ first-year situation with Jeff Scott and Clemson’s with nearly a decade of dominance from ACC under Dabo Swinney. But the fact that The Citadel had their offensive option in the first half gives me enough confidence in the Bulldogs’ ability to find a way to cover that number. The most important thing for everyone involved in this contest is that no one gets hurt, so look for a very generous approach to handling the clock in the second half of a 49-6 Clemson win. Choice: The Citadel (+45.5) – Chip Patterson

No.17 Miami (FL) au No.18 Louisville (-2.5) – 19h30 sur ABC: Much of Miami’s offseason has been centered on changing his offense, but this is probably the only game of 2019 where he would happily take on the kind of offensive performance lined up by the last coordinator and quarterback. back. From a betting perspective, you certainly factor in Scott Satterfield’s revenge and a Louisville defense that doesn’t want to be hampered again, especially on their home turf in prime time. I think Louisville’s offense is more dynamic than Miami’s, but the Hurricanes defense is way ahead of the Cardinals unit, especially when it comes to playmakers on the defensive line. The gang’s story is a washout, so I’m going to take the dog into what I expect to be a one-game shootout. Picks: Miami (+2.5) – Chip Patterson


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